Individual and Group award recipients will be honored during the Award Luncheon on day-two of the 7th Annual Texas Mentoring Summit “Mentoring Builds Stronger Communities, One Relationship at a Time" on Friday, January 11, 2019. To register or learn more about the Texas Mentoring Summit https://p20.utsa.edu/news/texas-mentoring-summit/.
Individual and Group mentoring award nominations will be evaluated based on the positive experiences of the mentees, the impact of mentorship on the mentees personal success and/or the positive impact at the community level.Key criteria include:
o Academic, social, or emotional growth and developmento Career and professional guidanceo Positive role modeling
Award CategoriesOutstanding Adult Mentor
o (K-12) An adult that maintained an exemplary one to one mentoring relationship with a school-aged (P-12) youth within the past 12 monthso (College) An adult that maintained an exemplary one to one mentoring relationship with a college student within the past 12 months
Outstanding High School Student Mentor
o A high school student that maintained an exemplary one to one mentoring relationship with a school-aged (K-12) youth within the past 12 months
Outstanding Advocate for Mentoring
o An educational, business or community leader that supports one to one mentoring
Outstanding Mentoring Program
o (Corporate/Business) A corporation or business that has a one to one mentoring program for youth (k-12 to college)
o (Non-Profit) A College, University, School, School District or other non-profit organization that has an exemplary one to one mentoring program for youth (k-12 to college) .
1. Nominees should have a sustained outstanding record of mentoring (within the past 12 months).2. Nominators must be a previous or current mentee(s) of the mentor or be a colleague of the nominee with personal knowledge of the nominee’s mentoring advocacy and excellence.3. There must be a primary nominator providing written nominations and documentation.4. Self-nominations will be accepted.
Ineligibility Criteria 1. Previous recipients of the Texas Summit Outstanding Mentor Awards are not eligible.2. Incomplete applications will not be considered.3. Late nomination forms will not be accepted.
Nomination PackageThe nomination package must include:1. A complete nomination form.2. A primary nomination letter including nominators’ relationship to nominee ( 2 pages, typed, double spaced descriptive statement of why this person, program or organization is being nominated citing demonstrations of significant impact or improvement in mentees social, academic, professional/career, or emotional well-being; demonstrations of selfless service to youth; and/or demonstrations of high quality mentoring practices)3. One letter of recommendation (from a secondary individual other than the nominator)4. *Student Testimonials (written statement from the student(s) being mentored citing personal examples, activities, experiences, outcomes of the mentoring relationship with the nominee)5. **Optional- Other supporting evidence (press releases, photos, company newsletters etc.)Nominating letters should summarize the nominee’s impact on mentoring with clear examples of positive outcomes. If the nominator(s) is a mentee, a narrative of how the mentor influenced his/her academic/career path should be included.Nominations will be reviewed and scored by the Texas Mentoring Summit Awards Committee based on the award criteria outlined above. Nomination packets should be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on December 7, 2018 and submitted online/email or via postal delivery to:
Belinda Saldana Harmon, MPADirector of Community OutreachUTSA P-20 InitiativesBelinda.Harmon@utsa.eduOrMailed directly to:The University of Texas at San Antonio501 West César E. Chávez, Room BV2.308San Antonio, TX, 78207-4415Questions or for Additional Information:Belinda Saldana Harmon- 210-458-2904 or Belinda.Harmon@utsa.edu